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Shinzo Abe Assassinated with Homemade Firearm

8 July 2022

Sydney Morning Herald

Shinzo Abe, a towering figure in Japanese and global politics, was assassinated on Friday, sending shockwaves around Japan and the world. The former prime minister fought for his life in hospital but died later in the day. His wife of more than 30 years, Akie Abe, arrived by his side just before 5pm local time. Abe was pronounced dead at 5.03pm. Japanese leader Fumio Kishida had said doctors "were doing everything" they could to save the 67-year-old but the Liberal... (GunPolicy.org)

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Shinzo Abe's Assassination and Firearm Control in Japan

8 July 2022

Action on Armed Violence (AOAV), Web page

In response to the tragic news of the fatal shooting of the ex-PM of Japan, Shinzo Abe, AOAV outlines a brief history of Japan's relationships to guns and its strict approach to gun control. First it should be noted that there is a very low firearm homicide rate in Japan. In 2017, there were 14,532 homicides by firearm in America, but just 1 in Japan .[1] In 2018 (the latest figures published by WHO), the total number of people killed by guns in Japan – including... (GunPolicy.org)

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Jamaica Pushes for Higher Standards of Investigation and Prosecution for Gun Crimes

7 July 2022

The Ministry of National Security

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Courtney Williams, says the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) is working to develop and promote higher standards for the investigation and prosecution of trafficking in firearms and related crimes. While speaking at today's launch of a five-day training workshop, which is being organised by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Williams explained that the proliferation and increased access to illegal... (GunPolicy.org)

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Jamaica Sees an Increase In Firearm Seizure From January To June

6 July 2022

Jamaica Information Service

The Jamaica Constabulary (JCF) Force is reporting a seven per cent increase in the seizure of illicit guns in the first six months of 2022 over the same period last year. Addressing a virtual press briefing on July 5, Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson, informed that 392 firearms have been taken off the streets through the collaborative efforts of the JCF, Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), and other law-enforcement partners. He said the figure represents... (GunPolicy.org)

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Voluntary Surrender of Firearms in Argentina

1 July 2022

Agencia Nacional de Materiales Controlados (ANMaC)

In the session of 30 June 2022, the Senate of the Nation granted the bill that provides for the extension of the deadline for the implementation of the National Programme for the Voluntary Surrender of Firearms (Voluntary Disarmament). The Senate of the Nation unanimously approved the Bill presented by the National Executive, which provides for a new implementation period for the National Programme for the Voluntary Surrender of Firearms until 31 December 2023. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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Can United Nations Help Jamaica Finally Curb Gun Violence?

28 June 2022

InSight Crime

In its latest bid to curb the flow of illegal firearms and ensuing violence, Jamaica has turned to the United Nations for help. Scheduled to run until December 2022, Reducing Small Arms and Light Weapons Joint Programme, referred to as SALIENT, boasts an over $70 million budget and a range of programs spearheaded by the United Nations (UN) in Jamaica. According to a statement from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), "SALIENT aims to dismantle the factors... (GunPolicy.org)

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Puerto Rico

In Puerto Rico, Buying a Gun Is Now Easier Than Ever

26 June 2022

Global Press Journal

The Puerto Rico Weapons Act of 2020, which made legally obtaining and carrying a firearm much easier, is now over two years old — and Puerto Ricans are buying guns as never before. Nearly 100,000 gun licenses were issued in 2020 and 2021 in total, compared to around 1,200 in 2017. [Chart in the original] The Puerto Rico Weapons Act of 2020 was established to create a "new law that conforms to the current reality by seeking a balance between the constitutional right... (GunPolicy.org)

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'SALIENT Jamaica' To Tackle Small Arms Trafficking

22 June 2022

Jamaica Information Service

The Norwood area in St. James and Denham Town in Kingston stand to benefit from Jamaica's first community violence audit to support the prevention and reduction of gun violence under a United Nations Jamaica joint programme. The more than $70-million national initiative 'Reducing Small Arms and Light Weapons Joint Programme, also known as SALIENT Jamaica, aims to dismantle the factors that make it possible for the illicit trafficking of firearms and ammunitions into... (GunPolicy.org)

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3D-printed firearm seized in Western Australia

14 June 2022

Armament Research Services (ARES), Web page

On 12 June 2022, the Western Australia Police Force (WAPOL) held a press conference to present the first fully functional 3D-printed firearm seized in the Australian state of Western Australia (WA) to date. The gun was reportedly seized on 3 June 2022 from an 18-year-old individual who had manufactured it at his home in the suburb of Bayswater, WA. In addition to the firearm, WAPOL reportedly also found a 3D printer, a suppressor, ammunition, and a set-up to make... (GunPolicy.org)

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Firearms Possession in Uruguay

13 June 2022

El Pays (Uruguay)

The current senator and former economy minister of the Frente Amplio, Mario Bergara, has come up with a proposal to make firearms possession more regulated and demanding than it is at present. Government sources consulted by El País said in general terms that they wanted to study the main points of Bergara's proposal more closely, but hinted that it would be difficult for the ruling party to accept the opposition senator's idea. Bergara based his proposal on several... (GunPolicy.org)

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República Dominicana,Estados Unidos,Haití

US Guns Fuel Arms Trafficking in the Dominican Republic

3 June 2022

InSight Crime

Seizures of military-style assault weapons in the Dominican Republic are raising concerns that criminal groups are accessing powerful firearms smuggled from the United States and elsewhere. On May 26, Dominican customs and police authorities launched a sting operation to dismantle an arms trafficking ring smuggling weapons into the Caribbean nation from the United States, according to a news release by the nation's customs authority. During the raid at Haina Port,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido,Australia,Estados Unidos,Nueva Zelandia

Australia, UK, New Zealand Tackled Mass Shootings

1 June 2022

CNN, Opinion

A man – almost always a man – commonly with no criminal history and no diagnosis of mental illness, armed with a lawfully obtained semiautomatic 'assault' weapon, kills and injures a large number of innocents in a place they imagined to be safe. It happens around the world, but horrifyingly more and more often in the United States, most recently in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York. To those of us who live in culturally similar nations, but where the... (GunPolicy.org)

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What Rules Does Austria Have On Gun Ownership?

25 May 2022

The Local, Austria, Web page

The country has one of the most permissive gun laws in Europe. However, applicants still need a license and go through evaluations before being allowed to buy a weapon. As the debate on gun ownership laws is brought back into the headlines after a tragic mass shooting in the United States on May 24th, it might be surprising to read that tranquil and peaceful Austria is also one of Europe's most permissive countries regarding gun laws. Private gun ownership is allowed... (GunPolicy.org)

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Belgium Sees Growing Interest of Young People in Shooting

23 May 2022

Sud Info (Belgium)

According to the latest figures from the Central Weapons Register, almost 170,000 private individuals own weapons in Belgium! The number of declared weapons has increased again and Hainaut remains the most armed province in the country. Weapons continue to be popular in Belgium. According to the latest figures provided by the Minister of Justice, 678,592 weapons are registered in our country and they are held by 168,349 individuals, which amounts to an average of 4... (GunPolicy.org)

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Legal Firearm Registrations on the Up in Belgium

23 May 2022

Brussels Times

As of 2022, 678,592 registered firearms are held by 168,349 people in Belgium, an increase of over 8,000 new registered weapons, according to statistics obtained from the Ministry of Justice by Belgian newspaper Sud Press. In other words, the average gun licence holder has around 4 weapons. Hainaut, in Wallonia, remains the most heavily-armed area in Belgium, also explained by the large number of shooting clubs and historical shooting traditions, such as pole... (GunPolicy.org)

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Philippines: License fo Carry Extended to 10 Years

18 May 2022


President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a new law extending the validity of firearm registration and licenses to carry them up to ten years. Under Republic Act 11766, these can be renewed every five years or ten years "at the option of the licensee, which shall be reckoned from the birthdate of the said licensee, unless sooner revoked or suspended." Failure to renew the license on or before the date of expiration will cause its revocation and of the firearm's... (GunPolicy.org)

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Philippines Law Extends Validity of Firearm Licenses

17 May 2022

Philippines News Agency

President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law extending the validity of the license to possess firearms and ammunition. Republic Act (RA) No. 11766, signed by Duterte on May 6, extends the validity of the license to possess firearms and ammunition from two years to five or 10 years, amending RA 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act. "All licenses to possess a firearm, regardless of type or classification, shall be renewed every five years... (GunPolicy.org)

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Army Asks for More Than 600 Million Pesos for Weapons

3 May 2022

El Sol de México

The Ministry of National Defence (SEDENA) requested 671.4 million pesos from the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) for the replacement of armaments in order to raise the morale of army troops and minimise the physical effort required to carry out their activities. According to the project's justification document, a public version of which can be consulted on the Treasury's investment portfolio website, the military agency's objective is to supply the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Swiss State-owned Small Arms Producer Sold to Italy

13 April 2022


Switzerland's state-owned Ruag International company has sold its small-caliber ammunition division to the Italian firearm manufacturer, Beretta. All the 2,700 employees of Ammotech in Switzerland and ten other countries, including Germany and Sweden, the United States and Britain, would be taken over by the new Italian owner, Ruag International said on Wednesday. The main Swiss production site in the town of Thun would be maintained for at least five years, Ruag... (GunPolicy.org)

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Record Number of Guns Registered in Uruguay

2 April 2022

El Observador (Uruguay)

In 2021 there was a record number of guns registered in Uruguay; three times as many were regularised as in 2019. Across the country there are 606,704 registrations; 37% are revolvers; long guns are preferred in the coastal region. In August 2014, a law of José Mujica's government sought to regulate the possession, carrying, commercialisation and trafficking of arms and ammunition. It was only implemented two years later, in December 2016, when the corresponding... (GunPolicy.org)

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